Audri Phillips is a Los Angeles based artist currently working in a variety of mediums that range from computer animations, video art (visual poetry), oil paintings and spoken word pieces (VJ style).
She has also worked for over 25 years as an artist/digital artist in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles on feature films, games, ride films and commercials. She creates online content for Intel as well as a blog.
Always interested in new tools she has been a pioneer of using digital art in experimental film work.
A founding member of the Los Angeles Abstract Film Group, Alternate Sight and a member of the Iota Center she has shown her personal digital videos/experimental animations at film festivals, such as, Not Still Art, 1995 Siggraph Animation Festival, the Los Angeles Film Forum at the Egyptian theater, Pacific Design Center, the Stereo Club of Southern California, BillBoard Live and one of her animations "Corroded Ethereal Visions" can be found on the Siggraph Video Review tapes for 1995.
Floating Point (2009) and a Q&A with Phillips about its making, at the January 2010 iotaSalon:
Paintings of hers have appeared in films such as Konchalovsky's "Shy People," rock videos such as Madonna's, "Open Your Heart", the Beastie Boys', "Shadrach" (which she art directed) and "Whatsupwitu" a Michael Jackson, Eddie Murphy animated rock video which she also art directed.
She has also exhibited her oil paintings and digital work at a number of galleries in the Los Angeles area such as LACDA ,Upstairs at the Market Street Gallery, DreamWorks Feature Animation gallery, The Los Angeles Rental and Sales Gallery, Site Gallery, The Director's Guild, The Downey Museum of Art, The El Pueblo gallery, White Oak Art Association, Carlotta's Passion, Cal State Poly Art Gallery, Site Gallery, Beyond Baroque, Fine Good Art Gallery, Van Gogh's Ear, Burbage Theater, Annex Bookstore, BeBop Records and Fine Arts, the Art Instiute of Chicago Rental and Sales Gallery, and the Meta-Natural Dream Gallery.
She has organized events such as "Melons on Melrose" an art festival connected with the Fringe Festival and the "Bubble Wrap Walk" featuring the Divine Order of Consumers. She has read her spoken word poetry at Max 10 at the Electronic Lodge, Mount St. Mary's College, The Art Space, Lulu's Alabi, Beyond Baroque, and the Who's On Third Street Café.
Working in the entertainment industry has given her an advanced knowledge of software and cinematography that she has been able to use to advantage in her own work. She has worked at such large studios as Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, DreamWorks Feature Animation, Rhythm and Hues, Digital Domain, and Electronic Arts as well as a number of small design boutiques. Her production experience includes art direction/design/visual development /storyboards/color and lighting/efx/layout/modeling/compositing. Some of her favorite projects were; working at Electronic Arts on game lighting, Digital Artist on Spiderman, and Stuart Little 2, Harry Potter, art direction and design on a computer animated ride film based on the "Yellow Submarine" Beatles film for Sony, Titles for the Film Invasion.
No stranger to teaching she has been a digital educator/online content creator at Intel, Disney, Dreamworks and Lynda.com. She has taught art and the digital arts as an adjunct professor at different universities and colleges in the LA area, such as Otis, Studio Arts, Chaffey Community College, Academy of Art San Francisco. Currently she is happily an adjunct professor at Woodbury University.
Phillips holds a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Corroded Ethereal Visions (1995)
A Thought Has No Physicality (1995)
Freeway Wind (2003)
Theory of Light: Chapter One (2004)
Buildings At Sea (2008)
Floating Point (2009)
Never Saw a Dweeble I Didn't Like (2010)
"Umbrella Kites" and "Green Beans Gone Wild"
2010: "Floating Point." International Film Festival Ireland 2010
2010: Group show, Surface Tension: Approaching the Painterly through Video and Film, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2010: digital video showings at the Iota Salons and the LA Abstract Film Group
2009: Group show at LACDA, digital video
2009: Group Show
2008: Solo Show, DreamWorks Feature Animation Gallery, Glendale California, oil paintings
2008: Film festival ”Innovative Images” at Woodbury University, Burbank, CA., digital video
2006: Group Show, Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, oil paintings
2004: Showing and talk at “New Abstract Movies from Los Angeles” at the Filmforum, Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles, CA., digital videos
2003: Group Show in the Siggraph 2003 art Gallery, digital paintings and digital video
2007-2009 : Group shows at Upstairs At the Market Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Oil paintings and digital video wall projection
2004-2005: Not Still Art Film Festival, Micro Museum, New York City, digital video/experimental animation
2001: Group Show, “Mail-Art” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, oil painting
2000: Solo Show Wake Me When I'm Famous Gallery, Westwood, CA., oil paintings
1997: Group Show,”Visions of the Los Angeles River” El Pueblo Gallery Los Angeles, CA., oil paintings
1996: Group Show “Computer Generated Fine Art” at the Riverside Community College Art Gallery, Riverside California, digital prints
1996: Group Show White Oak Art Association, White Oak, CA., oil painting
1996: Digital Film and Painting show and talk”Duex ex Machina” at California Polytechnic College, Pomona California, digital prints and video
1995: Group Show, Finegood art gallery”Digital Explosion”, digital prints
1995: Goup Show “Information Superhighway” Downey Museum of Art . Downey California. Curated by Patric Prince and Peter Frank, digital prints
1995: Selected for Showing of Digital Animation “A Thought Has No Physicality” at Siggraph 1995, digital video
1995: Selected for Siggraph Video Review, “Corroded Ethereal Visions”
1993-1997: Represented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental and Sales Gallery
1993: 2 Group Show at the Directors Guild. Los Angeles, CA, oil paintings
1992: Solo Show at Van Gogh's Ear, Venice California, oil paintings
1992: Groupp show at Site Gallery Los Angeles, CA., oil paintings
1991: Group Show Beyond Baroque Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., oil paintings
1988: Solo Show of Paintings BeBop Records and Fine Arts, Reseda, CA., oil paintings
1987: Organized and showed in Melons on Melrose Art Fair, Fringe Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
1986: Solo Show Burbage Theater Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.. oil paintings
1980-1981: Showings at theArt Institute Of Chicago Rental and Sales, oil paintings, drawings
1981: Arthur A. Baer Memorial Art Competition, drawing
1981: Group Show, Meta_Natural Dream Gallery, Chicago Illinois, drawing
1980: Artists Guild of Chicago, “Best of the Midwest”, drawing
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